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  1. 15 points
    emmcee

    April catch reports

    Had this 36lb 08oz mirror earlier today, the biggest of 5 fish today. Gone quiet now though.
  2. 13 points
    muftyboy

    August catches

    Rod was in for no longer than half an hour. 43lb
  3. 10 points
    finchey

    July catches.

    I had a day session on my local club lake. I worked Monday night and went straight from work at 4am. I had three fish. 8lb,9lb and a new pb 14lb 8oz, well chuffed. Both side's. 😁😁😁
  4. 9 points
    Carpbell_ll

    August catches

    25 LB common or just a tad under 12 kilo as the Lithuanian fella who took the pic called it, That's the hardest i have worked for a fish in a long time, the weed on the lake was ridiculous that horrid candy floss stuff, just had the urge to fish a more difficult water than Swan. Had the marker rod out found a clearish area about 50 yards out, but there was still a carpet of floss on the bottom, it was a case of trying to get a rig to sit on it put one rod out didn't get a solid donk from the led but i left it. put the other rod out and got a lovely solid reading back from the lead, donk. I was happy, all day thursday came and went nothing, knew I needed to change something, so i peeled out a foot or two of line and clipped up, really didn't want to move it as was on a tiny patch of something hard, i'd say gravel. Brought it in changed the bait for a bigger popup and threaded two foam packing nuggets along the hook length like a stick and put one on the hook, now i just had to put the rod back where it was. cast out the lead fell through the water and donk, right on the spot and it was a very small spot. Settles in for the evening, nothing not even a bleep, got rudely awoken this morning at 7am by two guys stood behind my bivvy having a loud sweary moan about the amount of weed on the water. I settled back on the bed a tad gutted nothing had picked up my bait in the night, just nodding back off and the alarm and baitrunner just started a long loud run, my alarms were still on night time volume, old school Fox MX, modern alarms don't have a patch on the sound a old Fox makes love the tone of a Fox. After picking the rod up and switching the baitrunner off I felt what I knew was a good fish it stayed out the weed long enough for me to get a handle on things then it made it to a large patch of canadian weed I just managed to guid into what i knew was the end of the weed bed keeping it out of the middle of the mass of weed. It tried to stay there so i gave it a minuit see what it wanted to do, it wanted to get into the middle, it was do or cry time, applying as much pressure as I dare i slowly brought it in, it fought all the way to the bank picking up as much weed as possible, now the tricky part, netting it, to my surprise I managed to slip the net under the fish first time and leave the mass of weed on the outside of the net further up the line. Cleared the weed from my line and lifted the net out to the mat, hadn't the hook come out in the net, scary stuff. My best fish of the year. Sorry about the poor light in the picture, i blame the lithuanian lad, lol.
  5. 9 points
    salokcinnodrog

    May catches

    One of four so far today
  6. 9 points
    Its-grim-up-north

    April catch reports

    First 20 of the year 10 mins after casting out...
  7. 9 points
  8. 8 points
    Minbin

    October Catch Reports.

    Still in the baby league compaired to the rest of you but a new pb for me today just shy off 11lb
  9. 8 points
    snowmanstevo

    September catches.

    After what can only be described as an emotional 2 wks it was great to be back on the bank for a gentle day session. Was over the moon to catch this pretty common even tho I felt I fished rubbish πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜¬
  10. 8 points
    Old school

    June Catches

    had another PB saturday morning 23lb 10 common
  11. 8 points
    salokcinnodrog

    What is your newest purchase

    What a load of twaddle! I bought a cheap light aluminium Β£50 pod years ago, that only got uprated within the last two years, but because I could. A goalpost pod I could fish as pod or banksticks, with goalpost or central sticks. At times I only used the front bars with buzzers on. If you buy right you do NOT need to spend shed loads on gear. In other posts you compare Terry Hearn, when you can catch as much and as well as he does, then I might take your posts seriously. Until then I'l just keep an eye on what you post for approval.
  12. 8 points
    snowmanstevo

    April catch reports

    Did a 24hr on my lymm water first light Friday to Saturday. It’s a busy complex but always good for a bite or two. Managed to squeeze on and with a few lads pulling off at dinner I had my eye on a spot that would be free come dinner. The morning was pretty uneventful as the fish was down the bottom end so all eyes was on the lads packing up. 6 hrs without a sniff seen me into a fish 5mins after my move when this decided to snaffle my maggot hookbait An hour later this fell to the same tactics It all went quiet after that,very quiet and after a good nights kip woke up to the sound of a few fish crashing A slow pack up seen me Nick the best fish of the session just as the sun started to get high
  13. 8 points
    chillfactor

    View from your bivvy door.

    Well after a 12 hour journey it's all worth while , currently chilling out with a gin & tonic . Managed to land a fifty earlier today, so a great start to the week 😁 . It's tricky, out in front of me is thick lillies but there not high enough to see yet so finding the channels in them takes a bit of time . Had the fish from a spot 100 yards out in a channel between lillie beds .
  14. 8 points
    bluelabel

    View from your bivvy door.

    March 7th 2018... I'd just set up the bivvy in Walker's Pitch (aka The Willows) looking up towards The Shallows and it teemed it down.... you can still see the snow on the ground in places, it was bl**dy freezing.... you can see a rainbow in the pic too, pretty much in the middle of the frame... not the best pic, but it's location was a bit special
  15. 7 points
    commonly

    Rod Shots

    O dear!
  16. 7 points
    Dave Hedgehog

    What is your newest purchase

    Don’t listen to Yonny I’m sure the soniks are a quality piece of kit.... can I have first refusal on the ak47’s?!🀣
  17. 7 points
    Ginger9991

    February Catch Reports

    a couple from Thursday night, i also managed to catch a 25...which is the same one i caught 2 weeks before( pic above) Was really on fire through the night i think i had 9 fish in total, i was the only one on the lake to catch. I decided from the off to go with particle and went with 8 spods, introducing more every couple of hours or 3 every time i caught a fish. All fish were from 11PM which has become normal over there. I got to sleep at about 5AM after i decided to leave 1 rod out and stop spodding because i was knackered! 28LB 20LB
  18. 7 points
    Its-grim-up-north

    View from your bivvy door.

    Could do with a fish... any fish! 🀞
  19. 6 points
    andy52

    June Catches

    28:12 one of the Horseshoe A team,know as the party fish, fully spawned out. Usually tips the scales around 36lb. Why didn't I get her 2 weeks earlier
  20. 6 points
    salokcinnodrog

    May catches

    My favourite fish of the day today, taken by one of my favourite methods, the floating bait. I had a dog biscuit suspended from the rod tip, on a size 12 hook when this beauty took the bait. I'd been putting in mixers and bread right next to the staging to get the take. I did have a few more on The Method, but nothing as good looking. Biggest 8lb Big Dave managed a few as well
  21. 6 points
    chillfactor

    March catch reports.

    Managed to land another ealier today . All fish coming off the same mark . 🎣 45.10
  22. 6 points
    Dave Hedgehog

    Rod Shots

    Here for the night. Always been a midweek man. Not really a people person so midweeks suit me. Had a chinese, nice bottle of red and now settling down for what is sure to be a peaceful and undisturbed sleep!πŸ˜€
  23. 6 points
  24. 6 points
    elmoputney

    Hello again all it's been a while

    As the evening draws to a close it's looking like Les Dawson has arrived with his cheque book and pen, I've thoroughly enjoyed my first day back though, s screaming take would've been nice but I've not fished here before so maybe n xt time
  25. 6 points
    Dave Hedgehog

    Your favourite capture

    The story’s have gone quiet, hoping to kick start it again. Found a couple more favourites. My pb commmon and then a very unusual day time capture for me. I’ve never managed the moody blank expression in catch pictures. Normally too shocked and euphoric!!
  26. 6 points
    bluelabel

    Your favourite capture

    My PB 28lb 12oz taken from Tall Trees Fishery in March 2011... the best of a 5 fish haul including 3x 0's and 2 doubles
  27. 6 points
    nigewoodcock

    Your favourite capture

    A few more
  28. 6 points
    The worry with carp anglers having spent most of their lives targetting the one species there is always the danger that if the novelty wears off and they disappear from the angling world.... let me try and explain my reasoning... As a novice I never fished for carp as the gear was specialised and the knowledge wasn't there... carping was seen as an ascension to the highest level... now lads (and lasses) come into the sport and they are at what I thought used to be the pinnacle of the angling tree... the downside of arriving at the top of the tree means theres nowhere to go to get that big fish buzz... I suppose it follows why disillusioned/bored carpers turn to barbel and cats.... whereas old gimmers like me, started out with minnows and worked my way up through the ranks trying different codes and species... if I get bored with carp I'll toddle off to a river for some chub or perch, or fish a club match or two... rather than picking up a tablet or take up golf....
  29. 6 points
    kevtaylor

    Rod Shots

  30. 6 points
    kevtaylor

    Silly Rules

    No particle - why? because numpties turn up with un-soaked and boiled particles - chuck them in and the fish are either ill or die, look at Benson at Bluebell, unprepared tigers I believe, swelling in the stomach. Also why some say you can only use the particles in jars - its been done correctly so the owner has peace of mind. No artificial/plastic baits - why? because if snapped of/cut offf or whatever that's a permanently baited rig sitting pretty on the bottom waiting to be picked up time and time again, whereas boilies or other non plastic baits will come off the hair after a couple of days or so, therefore no longer being picked up. No homemade baits - why? well what have they got in? has it been tested for a good period of time? people use all sorts of stinky winky to save money and the products may not even be safe for consumption. ALL good rules those - very sensible
  31. 5 points
    finchey

    June Catches

    I finally broke my duck on my new club water nothing big but I feel like I've achieved. ☺️ I caught two commons 5 1/2lb and 6 1/2lb no photo's. πŸ‘
  32. 5 points
    yonny

    Losing the buzz

    I get in trouble with my Mrs because when we drive past a lake I'm never looking at the road aheadπŸ˜‚
  33. 5 points
    dayvid

    Rod Shots

    Bank Holiday , 16 acres and only 4 on their. ClubTicket
  34. 5 points
    yonny

    Rod Shots

    Totally agree. It's supposed to be hard figuring this stuff out. That's why it's such a buzz when you do. There is no satisfaction in making it easy. That frustration you feel during the low points is what makes the high points so high.
  35. 5 points
    Highy

    What is your newest purchase

    Wot she don't know...wont hurt her πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  36. 5 points
    Highy

    Rod Shots

    Out n ready...here Fishy Fishy Fishy 🎣🎣
  37. 5 points
    phil dalts

    Your favourite capture

    Some of mine, some from a lake with unknown fish, some wood carving, one of the not so common larger ones and my big one!
  38. 5 points
    salokcinnodrog

    Your favourite capture

    The fully scaled came on the night after the London Bombings. My mate Bruce was on the train when the bomb went off, about 2metres away from it. The poor lady in front of him RIP. I actually caught another fish that night a 23.8, and Bruce was my regular photographer. He would always come down to do my pictures, no matter where he was *. I had tried phoning him to get him to cone down and his phone just went straight to voicemail, which never happened. After phoning other mates to find out how he was my mate Al came down to take pics. *The river 28 I had had to work late Thursday setting up the bars at Ipswich Town Hall and Corn Exchange for a function Friday night, so when Bruce drove up to Taverham, I couldn't go. My alternative was to go down to the river for a few hours Friday. The take happened as I was getting ready to pack up, in fact I had dismantled the landing net. Bruce packed up at Taverham and made it back to Ipswich in a hour to do the photographs. When I first joined Earith I had done a blank not knowing the lake, but the second session Bruce and I walked round looking properly. We set up on the causeway between Pats and Virginia with the rods into Virginia. Before dark I managed to land my first fish from the lake, a beautiful double figure common, which was photographed at the same time as Bruce had a take. Later that evening just as it was getting dark, I managed to hook and land a 24lb mirror. Another Earith session, middle of February, around 1am a real screamer resulted in my first ever 25lb common, and at the time I guess it must have been my second biggest fish. The syndicate owner Ian Jones came down to do the pictures in the night about 10minutes after the phonecall. I had just expected it to switch to answerphone, but he promised to come down.
  39. 5 points
    dayvid

    Rod Shots

    Managed three ,
  40. 5 points
    yonny

    2 or 3 rods

    I see this asked a lot. It's a no-brainer. As long as you can fish 3 rods effectively in a given swim, you should use 3. It's not an extra chance imo - it's an extra fish, or more, if used correctly when on the fish. I carry 3, if a swim is too small to use 3 effectively I'll use 2. Sometime I'll use just one in a diddy little corner under a bush. But the fact of the matter is if I can fish 3 effectively I will do - it catches more fish. Simple fact buddy!
  41. 5 points
    bluelabel

    A Wee Dabble

    The Willow Pitch, next to the boathouse at Redmire
  42. 5 points
    kevtaylor

    Rod Shots

  43. 4 points
    Highy

    Rod Shots

    Personally...today is too warm i think for Day bites...πŸ™πŸ™πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸ€žπŸ€ž
  44. 4 points
    carpyian

    Rods - am I missing a trick?

    the thing about rods and tackle its all down to personal choice so everyone uses what suits them and there fishing and there budget
  45. 4 points
    Carpbell_ll

    June Catches

    Just had a couple of days on Stanwicks Swan pool, fancied a bit of pleasure angling so hopped on there, had three commons around the 12- 15 lb mark and a very nice mirror that i would call a leather carp, nice yellowing to the belly and not a full scale on it, just a few scale like marks near the tale. Had a good look around the place while i was there some nice proper waters will be going back armed with a barrow that will get all my kit around in one go. The mirror/leather
  46. 4 points
    jh92

    Rod Shots

    1 of 7 perch from a tiny jig. Must admit it was good fun, I thought i was only half hour, turns out I was an hour and a half πŸ˜πŸ˜‚
  47. 4 points
    If you feel that strongly about benefit cheats then maybe you should tell "tales" I get the old we dont grass on people round ere thing, but if no one stands up it just carrys on
  48. 4 points
    Highy

    Rod Shots

  49. 4 points
    yonny

    bait boat

    Casting lol
  50. 4 points
    kevtaylor

    Rod Shots



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